If churches ran on love alone,
Prince of Peace would be a well oiled machine.
In the present world we need financial contributions to pay the Pastors and staff, keep the building safe and warm, and to support special projects that need our help.
Prince of Peace is both generous and cautious with the donations it receives. Click here to see the 2016 Annual report and 2017 budget (last two pages) approved by the congregation at our annual meeting.
75% of general offering donations go to pay salaries for our full- and part-time professional staff: two Pastors, Office Manager, Director of Community Life, Director of Music, Organist, Treasurer, and janitorial services.
16% goes to general operations including utilities, advertising, phone, internet, property repair, and mortgage.
The final 9% are investments in our ministry projects, local giving, and donations to the larger church (synod).
Prince of Peace attendees gave an additional $39,000 in 2016 to special projects that are not reflected in the budget. The number includes almost $12,000 each to a food pantry (not including the food donated) and sending over 30 children from a homeless shelter to summer camp. PoPpers are truly generous with both their time and treasure.